Moving on has been the focus of our past week. Our youngest daughter moved into a new condo last week. While she did all the packing and unpacking, “Two Men and a Truck“ (three in her case) did the heavy lifting. Robby and I sat back and let our youngest take the reins and work out the danglers (utilities, cleaning, etc.) And guess what, she did a great job.
Of course, an important event like this got me thinking…..!
Sometimes moving on means moving spaces. Jobs, retirement, relationships, as well as, other things and people, open the door of opportunity to move a household. A new home in a new place stretches us to grow. Faces and places are new. Even a local move challenges our daily routines and causes new paths to be taken.
Perhaps I should have chosen a better heading (lol), but this kind of moving on is also known as exercise. Phrases like “get a move on” refer to personal movement. We have been created to move our bodies and good health is often the reward. And just like “moving spaces”, it stretches us and causes us to grow. If you do the same thing, in the same way, every day, you will simply “stay the same”!
Our emotions are no stranger to moving on either. Heartache, proximity, maturity, and different ideals all bring us to the same crossroad, and moving on is the only way forward.
With all of our chatter about moving last week, it was no surprise that Rascal Flatts’ song “I’m Movin’On” popped up on my social media. It was always one of my favorites so I took a moment to listen closely to the lyrics.
I’ll leave you with my favorite lines in the song:
I’m movin’ on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there’s no guarantee’s, but I’m not alone
There comes a time in everyone’s life
Whan all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone.Songwriters: David Vincent Williams/Phillip A. White
So wherever life takes you, don’t be afraid to let God’s plans develop. Moving on may be the best way to see the desires of your heart fulfilled.